St. Mary's Parish Nurse Ministry Program
Ruth E. Williams, RN, MEPD, MSN
|St. Mary's Parish Nurse Newsletter...|
Psalm 145:9 states, "The Lord is good to all, compassionate to every creature."
Happy May Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary May 1st.
Happy Mother's Day.
May is known for National Blood Pressure, Arthritis, Senior Health, Mental Health, Stroke, Allergy and Asthma Awareness, Cholesterol, and Hepatitis Month
Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver, and it refers to a group of viral infections that affect the liver. The most common types of viruses that cause hepatitis are Hepatitis A, B, and C: (HAV).
Viral hepatitis is the leading cause of liver cancer, and the most common reason for a liver transplantation. There are estimated 4.4 million Americans living with chronic Hepatitis of which most don't know they are infected. Some signs and symptoms are nausea, vomiting anorexia, fever, fatigue, malaise, abdominal pain, dark urine, clay colored stool, joint pain and jaundice.
Some risks are traveling to areas that are endemicity to the virus. If traveling to this area, visit this website: Hepatitis A and International Travel. Other risks include eating contaminated food and drink, men having sex with men, using dirty needles, persons with a clotting factor disorder, persons working with nonhuman primates susceptible to HAV infection. This virus is usually transmitted person to person. Prevention is being vaccinated against the viruses. WASH YOUR HANDS. (CDC.gov)
Consult with your Health Care Provider and Parish Nurse for more information and Prayer.
Rev. 21:3, "I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Behold, God's dwelling is with the human race. He will dwell with them and they will be his people and God himself will always be with them, as their God."
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|Ruth E. Williams, RN, MEPD, MSN|
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